• Riley Gettens

West Bench Fire, close call (again).

You've probably heard that there was a grass fire in Greater West Bench today. Thankfully neighbours reacted and crews arrive on the scene quickly. FireSmart tips and best practices are here.

With the lack of rain and the high temperatures, this feels like the weekend to pack your evacuation kits and grab-and-go-bags.

Here are some ideas:

More action to consider:

Link to the post from last summer's fire in Sage Mesa.

Castanet's story from last summer.

If anyone is interested in sitting on or establishing a FireSmart community table, please let me know.

Photos from today. Credit to Penticton's Fire Fighters Twitter account.

Thank you, keep an eye out, and stay cool this weekend.





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